Emma Watson doesn’t need magic to make money anymore because Disney pays its princesses a princely sum, apparently.
The 26-year-old actor is raking it in for her new role as book-smart Belle in Disney’s live action remake of the 1991 Oscar-winning classic, Beauty and The Beast.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Watson’s up front fee of $3 million is only the tip of the money-earning iceberg.
Watson is reportedly on target to earn a lot more if Beauty and the Beast‘s overall earnings increase, as expected.
This comes close to the money made by Maleficent ($759 million) and obliterates Cinderella‘s $544 million.
Although Watson earned $60 million for the Harry Potter franchise, she was unable to command a similar payday outside of Hogwarts. Her newest role sees her return to her formative pay grade.
You can watch Disney’s UK trailer for Beauty and the Beast (2017) below:
Frankly, anyone who has seen the charming Beauty and the Beast reboot will probably agree that Watson and her uniquely endearing portrayal of Belle is worth every penny.
Beauty and the Beast is in cinemas nationwide now.
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.